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Turkish workers protest draft labor law

According to the AP, about ten thousand workers, many of whom had traveled from distant parts of Turkey, gathered in the capital Ankara and vowed to reach Parliament in defiance of laws that bar demonstrations near the assembly building.

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A demonstrator returns a teargas canister during clashes with police at a protest in Ankara on February 3, 2011.

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Thousands of workers protest against the government's proposed legislation in Ankara on February 3, 2011.

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Riot police clash with thousands of workers protesting against the government's proposed legislation in Ankara on February 3, 2011.